SBS 2003 and beyond

Feb 28 2009   3:33PM GMT

Migrating a old 2003 Terminal Server to new Equipment

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I had a customer who has had a 2003 Terminal Server for about 5 years and he was wanting to go to new equipment but not the pain to reload all the applications. I usually prefer reloading but in this case the server has been really stable and no problems. So I said OK lets give it a shot and I used Shadow Protect for IT and backed up the old server and then booted the new HP Server and configured the RAID and then started the restore and I noticed when it finished the C Drive it did not load the RAID drivers and thought to myself ok it had something that matches so we are good. NOT it did not load the drivers. Dang now what I explored a few options and ended up reloading the restore again of the C and this time it loaded the RAID drivers. Whew!!!! HP does have a utility that you can change a USB Drive into a Floppy so I could have loaded the drivers this way through the booting to a server OS CD and hitting F6 but the curious guy I am I wanted to see if the other would work like it was suppose too and had before. But it was all good server came up and the users the next morning was very happy with the new found speed they had. We went from a Dual XEON 3.06 CPU’s and 2.5 Gig of RAM to a server with dual QC CPU’s and 10 Gig of RAM running 2003 Enterprise TS Server. It handles the 31 users with room to grow.


Til later just Roger

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